Peggy Miller-Day has passed away

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Peggy Miller-Day has passed away

Postby jon » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:11 pm

After a career at CJCA and CKWX that began before World War II had even ended, Peggy Miller-Day co-founded the Edmonton Broadcasters Club in the late 1990s, and was still passionate about it when I spoke with her just two days before she died. Peggy was also our Speaker at the last Club Luncheon in April. (Our next Club Luncheon is October 16th, with ex-CFCW Morning Man Danny Hooper)

As well as the pictures from the Spring Luncheon, http://edmontonbroadcasters.com/ebc/eve ... heon-2013/, I have selected a few from Peggy's scrapbook, to accompany her CCF-written CAB Hall of Fame bio: http://edmontonbroadcasters.com/ebc/mem ... day-peggy/

What can you say when one of your organization's co-founders passes away?
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Re: Peggy Miller-Day has passed away

Postby jon » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:46 pm

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Esks mourn the passing of Peggy Miller-Day (Oct. 24, 1923 – Oct. 5, 2013)
Friday, October 11th, 2013

The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club is saddened by the passing of the Eskimo Fight Song creator Peggy Miller-Day on Oct.5 at age 89 after a short illness.

In 1952, Miller-Day wrote the famous song that Eskimos fans have made a tradition of singing loud and proud at each home game at the start of every fourth quarter.

Miller-Day’s broadcast career began at CJCA Edmonton in 1945 when she was a receptionist/telephone operator. She then moved into the continuity department where she wrote scripts and copy for programs. Peggy Miller-Day then became a continuity editor, manager of commercial production and community liaison.

In 1964, Miller-Day became the first lady to be named an Honourary Lifetime Member of the Western Association of Broadcasters.

Upon retirement, Miller-Day co-founded the Edmonton Broadcasters Club in 1998. In 2005, Miller-Day was given the honour of being inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

On behalf of the entire Eskimos organization, we send our deepest condolences to Peggy’s family.
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Re: Peggy Miller-Day has passed away

Postby jon » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:02 pm

Peggy picked all of the music played at the funeral. Including one Top 40 hit of the '60s, which seemed the most special of all to Peggy. All the music was played on the piano, and in this case also sung, beautifully by Dr. Gisele Rouleau.

Here is that song, done with much the same feeling:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVdOQvx379Y
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